Devotion Time: August 30-September 5, 2010

Suggested Instructions

Read the assigned passage for the day, memorize the given memory verse for each day and answer the reflection question provided.  Click here to download the DT Packet.

Daily Devotion and Bible Reading Plan

Monday              8/30                        Hebrews 5

Tuesday              8/31                        Hebrews 6

Wednesday        9/1                           Hebrews 7

Thursday            9/2                          Hebrews 8

Fri-Sun                9/3-5                      Jeremiah 21-30

Memory Verses and Reflection Questions

Monday, 8/30

Memory Verse

Heb 5:7 During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission.

Reflection Questions

Hebrews 5:7-10

  • What can I learn from the fact that even Jesus “offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death” and “learned obedience from what he suffered?”
  • What is the relationship between Jesus’ suffering and “eternal salvation for all who obey him?”  What sufferings are before me which God can use to help me learn obedience?

 

Tuesday, 8/31

 

Memory Verse

Heb 6:10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

 

Reflection Questions

Hebrews 6:4-8

  • How is the rejection of Christ by those who have been enlightened “crucifying…the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace”?
  • How do such people resemble the land that “drinks in the rain often falling on it,” yet “produces thorns and thistles”?  What warning can I take from this?

Wednesday, 9/1

Memory Verse

Heb 7:25 Therefore he is able to save completely(a) those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

Reflection Questions

Hebrews 7:20-28

“Because of the unequivocal nature of the God’s oath, all danger of some change in the future has been wiped away.  Thus, Jesus has become the ‘guarantee’ of a better covenant.  The word [‘guarantee’] referred to a person who guaranteed the position or endeavors of someone else while putting him- or herself at risk.”[2]

  • Reflect on the fact that Jesus “is able to save completely those who come to God through him” and that “he always lives to intercede” for me.  What perspective does this provide for me in my fight against sin?
  • Who is Jesus to me?  How has he met my need?

Thursday, 9/2

Memory Verse

Heb 8:12 For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”

Reflection Questions

Hebrews 8:12

“The fullness of this pardon; it extends to their unrighteousness, sins, and iniquities; to all kinds of sin, to sins highly aggravated.  The fixedness of this pardon; it is so final and so fixed that God will remember their sins no more; he will not recall his pardon.  He will not only forgive their sins, but forget them, treat them as if he had forgotten them.  This pardoning mercy is connected with all other spiritual mercies.”[1]

  • Reflect on God’s covenantal promise in v. 12.  How was this unconditional pardon achieved?
  • What is my response to God’s gracious pardon?

a Or forever

[1] Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible: New Modern Edition. 1991.; Hendrickson Publishers, Inc., p744

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One Response to “Devotion Time: August 30-September 5, 2010”

  1. Sarah says:

    I have the ESV translation of the Bible, and in it, Hebrews 5:7 reads: “In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.” I think in this translation, it shows clearly the humanity of Jesus’ life on earth – they were “days of flesh.” Interesting difference!

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